Peyton Manning may be the one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but if he wants to keep his passing game diversified, he can't dish 94 catches to Demaryius Thomas, 85 to Eric Decker and 112 to Wes Welker in the same season. Somebody has to take fewer.
"If I have to catch 112 balls, that probably means we're in trouble," Welker said Monday after his first practice with the Broncos.
There you go. Problem solved. Welker not only doesn't expect to catch 112 passes now that he's with the Broncos, he believes it's better if he doesn't.
"(The catches) are not the goal," Welker said. "The goal is to go out there and help your team win games. However many catches that is, however many blocks that takes, however many routes I've got to run, whatever. I think we all feel the same way about that."
We currently have Welker projected for 96-1158-8, which would still make him a solid WR2 in standard formats.